Diss baby airlifted to hospital

A baby is fighting for his life in hospital after becoming seriously ill in Diss.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landed at Diss Park, next to the mere, this morning to take the four-month-old baby to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The boy's mother had taken him to an out of hours GP service in Diss where doctors called for Anglia One when he lost consciousness.

The aircraft landed at 11.35am in the park where East of England Ambulance Trust critical care paramedics treated the baby before taking him to hospital. His condition is described as serious.

Captain Adie Love from the East Anglian Air Ambulance said: 'It was a potentially difficult landing because the park was crowded but I'd like to thank park goers for responding so well and so quickly by moving away from the landing area as soon as they realised that we were trying to land.'

'Their swift action helped us reach the baby quickly. Our thoughts are now with him and his family.'